Thurs March 24th
Red Nose Day
Thurs & Fri 23rd/24th March
Arts Week exhibition for parents 3.45-5pm
Tues 28th March
Y4 Spring term performance 2.30pm
Fri 31st March
Easter Bonnet parade (in school only)
End of term, school closes at 2.30pm (MUFTI day)
Tues 18th April
Children back to School
Weds 19th April
Y5 parent meeting for residential trip 9am
Fri 21st April
Y5 parent meeting for residential trip 2.30pm
Y4 parent talk - Young Mariners sleepover 9.15am
Menus and order forms for the Summer term
Easter Holiday Workshops:
Please see attached flyers for Mary Poppins & Lion King workshops
Super Sharks Swim School
Small group swimming lessons at Latchmere School
Art Skills Enrolment form attached
Congratulations to Mrs Farr who gave birth to baby Oliver this week. He weighed in at 6lbs 5 ounces, and both mother and baby are doing really well.
Year 5 Bikeability courses will begin on Monday 13th March. If your child is taking part can you please ensure that they have their bicycles, helmets and locks with them from 13th-17th March.
Kingston Library Membership
You will have received a letter via ParentMail about joining the Universal Library Membership Scheme, linked to Kingston libraries, this week. Please ensure you read the letter, but note, you only need to return the slip by the due date if you wish to opt out of the scheme. You will find a copy of the letter attached below.
School Funding Meeting
Schools across all boroughs are facing an imminent funding crisis. A group of local Kingston parents have come together to join the Fair Funding for all Schools campaign and would love your support. If you would like to find out more, please attend a meeting which will be held at Burlington Junior School on Monday 13th March 8.00pm - 9.00pm. For more information and details of the speakers who will be attending this meeting please click here. Like their Facebook page to receive regular updates.
You can discover the secrets of the sea for half price until April 23rd 2017. Vouchers can be found in reception.
Toys, Tights & Undies
Breakfast club would be grateful to receive toy donations especially for KS2 aged children. If you have any spare toys that you're happy to donate please drop them in to the school office. Thank you.
KS1, especially year 1 are a little low on spare tights and underwear. If you have any to donate they would be gratefully received in the school office.
We are still collecting Salisbury's Active Kids Vouchers. Please bring any you collect during your shop to school for the collection box in the reception area. Thank you.
School Parking, Bicycles & Scooters
It has been noted that a number of parents are still pulling up to the barrier and even parking in the staff car park to drop off children. The car park, the barrier and the verges directly outside school are NOT for use by any parent, parking is strictly for the staff of Fern Hill and The Kingston Academy only. It is also not possible to allow anyone through the gate even if you're collecting your child for an appointment during the school day.
We must also stress that the path way inside the school gates is extremely busy with children and parents at drop-off and pick-up times. Please walk bicycles & scooters inside the school gates until you have left the school premises to avoid risk of injury to pedestrians.
So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen
I am writing to inform you that at the end of the summer term Mrs. Confalone will be leaving Fern Hill. Along with her family she will be relocating to Qatar where she has secured a post as a KS1 teacher. Mrs. Confalone has been part of the Fern Hill community since 2009 when her first child joined us, and then went on to start teaching in 2013. Her energy and enthusiasm in the early years has been a joy, she has been a great influence on all the children that she has taught,and a very dedicated and committed member of staff. I am sure that you will all join me in sending on our very best wishes to both Mrs. Confalone and her family in their exciting new venture. She will be missed by all at Fern Hill.
Bananagrams Spelling Competition
We'd like to say congratulations to James in Lime Class who won our Bananagrams spelling competition. He competed against 35 other Y5 & Y6 children over a 5 week period in a spelling challenge similar to Scrabble. He has become 'The Best of our Bunch' and will now take part in national online challenges for two weeks until the overall winner is announced. I am sure you will join me in wishing him the very best of luck and hope he makes it all the way. We will keep you updated with his progress.
Mrs Naik - English Leader for Teaching & Learning
The new menu and order forms are now available on the website for the first half of the Summer term. Please can we have your completed orders (all year groups) and payment (KS2 only) in by:
Monday 20th March
We have planned a special lunch on Wednesday 26th April to celebrate St George’s Day, and we have another FREE taster meal on Thursday 18th May!
Wow, what a fantastic Arts Week! We have all been busy creating masterpieces ready to be displayed for our Art Exhibition! We have been inspired by above and below, perspective and hidden below! All the children have shown the true Fern Hill values with collaborate art projects, excellent high expectations and resilience, inspirational artwork, influenced by others and empathetic comments to our friends. We had origami, collaged birds, tunnels, wings, butterflies and hot air balloons! Not forgetting some amazing creative writing! We would like to thank all the parent helpers that volunteered their time, you have enhanced the learning of the children in this special week. We can’t wait for you to see all of our creations! We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd and 24th of March from 3.45-5pm.
This Week's School Visitors
Following the year 6 visit to The Houses of Parliament, Sarah Olney, local MP for Richmond Park, was given a tour of Fern Hill today by our year 6 prefects. She visited all year groups and answered lots of questions from our inquisitive pupils.
Every child in Year 2 today enjoyed an interactive lesson with Florence Nightingale about how she came to prominence while serving as a manager of nurses trained by her during the Crimean War, where she organised the tending to wounded soldiers.
Year 4 enjoyed Egyptian day this week with a visit from Rainbow Theatre Company. They enjoyed a fun informative performance and were certainly well dressed for the occasion in wonderful Egyptian themed costumes.
The team with the most house points awarded this week is Coombe
After school and lunchtime clubs – Summer term
An email has been sent today to all parents with details and an application form for all the clubs that will be running during the summer term.
Copies of the application form are also available on the school website here (attachment named letter to parents) and outside the school office.
If you would like to apply for a club marked ** these are external clubs and must be contacted directly using separate application forms which are also on the website and outside the school office.
Completed application forms need to be in the posting box outside the school office by Friday 17th March (not 14th as stated on the email).
Payment may not be made until after Friday 24th March.
Yesterday, Fern Hill took part in an inter-school table tennis competition, at Latchmere School. Playing matches against children from 5 other schools, they tried their hardest - and succeeded in finishing in 2nd place, qualifying them for the borough finals in a few weeks.
Well done to Lucy, Leo, Dylan and Kaya
Year 6 Visit the Tate Gallery
Yesterday, year six went to the Tate Gallery. We got to choose three paintings to draw. It was a good day as we got to see lots of art. My favourite painting was by Frank Bowling. I loved the detail and the colour. I also liked a sculpture called The Yellow Swing. The building was impressive from the outside. As we walked around lots of people were sketching, just like us!
By Zerell and Edward
Red Nose Day - Friday 24th March
We are inviting the children to participate in fund-raising for this worthy cause by coming to school wearing red nose themed MUFTI for a £1 donation which will go to the Red Nose Day charity. Official noses and red clothing of your choice are welcome!
If you would also like to bring in Red Nose themed cakes on the day, they will be sold at the Arts Week evening for parents for charity donations. Children can take these into their classrooms on this day to be stored so they don't get confused with the Y3 cake sale donations left in reception. We would welcome your generous baked efforts although it is not a requirement.
There will be a small amount of official Red Nose Day merchandise for sale in school on Wednesday 22nd March & Thursday 23rd March on the school gates at drop off and pick-up times.
Library Membership Letter
Info sheet SUM1 2017
Menu SUM1 2017
Order form SUM1 2017 Excel
Order form SUM1 2017 Print only
Lion King Workshop
Mary Poppins Easter Workshop
Kingston Library Letter
Latchmere Application Form Summer 2017
Art skills summer 17
Year 1 Newsletter Week 3
Year 2 newsletter - week 3